J-Hope, Arson: the english lyrics and their meaning

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Arson is the single released by J-Hope on July 15, 2022, from the album Jack In The Box out on the same day. It’s the first record he published as a solo artist, and once again, fans were pleased to see the evolution of their favorite singer. After the single More was released a few days earlier, people wondered if the lyrics were about the same topic. This article will explore the song’s meaning.

You can find the official video of the song below.

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Arson: the lyrics and their meaning

Arson refers to the symbolic fire J-Hope is starting with his solo career. The song is about the same excitement he expressed in his last single More: the artist is experiencing a peak of popularity, and he feels he deserves it because of the new directions he’s taking on music.

Every day i ran
Couldn’t stop
Then that time
I burned it all
And i wanted it all
Honor is first (first)
Money? of course (got it up)
Even popularity (woo)
I couldn’t help but overheat myself

The image of him running symbolizes J-Hope’s musical evolution: he started his solo career, he’s exploring new music styles, and most importantly, people recognize his talent. That translates to more success and more money, which is something he likes, of course. But the real point, as in his previous song, is that all this is just the direct effect of his talent, making him proud.

Take an oil shower (oh)
To light a fire (oh)
On my feet, on my legs (oh)
Hotter, run my way (oh)
Burning grades (oh)
Another peak of popularity (aye!)
Proportional, born hater (aye!)

The key behind his pride is that his wealth and his popularity are proportional to the goals he keeps achieving in music. That’s why he feels justified in loving them and considering them a personal success. With what he’s doing, releasing his solo album, he has set a fire, and that’s what Arson is about.

I like this too (woo)
’cause with my fans
With my label, with my fellas
To burn together, all day
Reasonable accomplice
Arsonist was fun (heeh)
Nothing to be afraid of

And now that the process has started, he just can’t stop. That’s why, even if people ask him to slow down, he cannot help that burn more.

If anyone asks me
(let’s burn, burn, burn, burn, burn, burn)
“right, i made the fire right away”
Now ask me, choose what
Put out that fire
Will it burn more

In short, that’s the meaning of Arson lyrics: I’m artistically on fire, and there is nothing I can do to stop. My new path is traced, and I’m excited to harvest the fruits of my efforts: money and popularity.

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The English lyrics

The lyrics of the song have been translated by Lyrics Roll on this page. You can find them below.

Arson
Let’s burn, burn, burn, burn
Burn, burn, burn, burn (no)
It’s done, done, done, done
Done, done, done, done
Arson

Let’s burn
In my passion, burn
In my wish, burn
In my life, burn
Every day i ran
Couldn’t stop
Then that time
I burned it all
And i wanted it all
Honor is first (first)
Money? of course (got it up)
Even popularity (woo)
I couldn’t help but overheat myself
The driving force of my ignorant
Ignorant ambition
When i sweat, oh!

Take an oil shower (oh)
To light a fire (oh)
On my feet, on my legs (oh)
Hotter, run my way (oh)
Burning grades (oh)
Another peak of popularity (aye!)
Proportional, born hater (aye!)
The horn that sounds every time (woo)
I like this too (woo)
’cause with my fans
With my label, with my fellas
To burn together, all day
Reasonable accomplice
Arsonist was fun (hehe)
Nothing to be afraid of
One inch ahead f**k off (f**k off, f**k off)

If anyone asks me
“right, i made the fire right away”
Now ask me, choose what?
Put out that fire
Will it burn more, yah, yah, yah, yah
(arson)

It’s done
Even my dreams, done
Great achievements, done
My part too, done
No more, none
It’s overpaid
When you clap
I’m leaving soon, cool
I turned on the light
It was for me
The world will burn
Who knew
When it cools down for a while
I see traces of me
The fire was too big to put out
It was a heavy arson
Oh! s**t

Oh no
I wake up in pain
My other side, contact
Scary state
Nobody can’t, nobody stop, s**t
To put out that fire
Only I can (yeah!)
Chaotic fireman
Oh! even if I suppress it
It will be a road of darkness like ashes
Tell myself
A big gate ahead of me
The number of me needed
Even the board for throwing stones
Is a move that deflects

If anyone asks me
(let’s burn, burn, burn, burn, burn, burn)
“right, i made the fire right away”
Now ask me, choose what
Put out that fire
Will it burn more
If anyone asks me
(it’s done, done, done, done, done, done)
“right, i made the fire right away”
Now ask me, choose what
Put out that fire
Will it burn more
Arson